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 Charles Caroles “Charlie” Babbittz

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Charles Caroles “Charlie” Babbittz

My Paternal Great-Grandfather Charles Caroles Babbittz.


17 Nov 1915

Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County Iowa
The Nonpareil Newspaper

The Death of Charles Babbitt(z)
Special Thanks To The Daily Nonpareil
Although Totally Blind He Managed To Keep His Family Together
Charles Babbitt(z) passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David LeRette. Mr. Babbitt(z) was born at Milwaukee, WI, June 10, 1849, where he lived until a young man when he married and moved to Clinton, IA. While there he was working in a stone quarry when a stick of dynamite was struck with his pick and was discharged, putting both of his eyes out. Undismayed he kept on doing something to make an honest living and keep his family of a wife and eleven children together and they have most all grown up, the youngest now being 17 years old, two having died while quite young. Those living are Mrs.Dora Comstock, Mrs. May Pope, Mrs. Alice Williams, Miss Maggie Babbitt(z) and Mr. John Babbitt(z), Lee Babbitt(z) all of Council Bluffs; Mrs. Belle Davit(David) of Claremore, MO; Mrs. Mertal (My Grandmother Myrtle M. (Babbitt(z) Clark of Lyons, IA; Mrs. David Larrette of Hancock. Mr. Babbitt(z) lived at Council Bluffs was not feeling well and thought he would like to come over and see his daughter, but when he came he was not able to be up at all. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Council Bluffs. He was buried in the Hancock Cemetery from the M.E. Church. (Oakhill Cemetery, June 10, 1849-November 15, 1915) Council Bluffs Nonpareil, published November 17, 1915



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  • Created by: Letha J Clark
  • Added: 7 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121369486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Caroles “Charlie” Babbittz (11 Jun 1849–12 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121369486, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Hancock, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Letha J Clark (contributor 47319309) .